Read the book "Why we love dogs, eat pigs and wear cows" by Melanie Joy PhD, If you are interested in further exploring the ideology of Carnism.
It defines a proponent of meat-eating and human consumption of animals in general. It'd be what meat-eaters would call themselves if they could only accept that their diet stems from a philosophy of speciecism and a belief that humans are superior to other sentient beings.
Given that meat eating it is a choice and not an actual necessity in civilised societies, carnism is a philosophy that seeks to defend carnists in their abject subjugation and oppression of non-human animals by justifying their decision and making animals appear as mere objects.
John: **** , I love me some bacon.
Mary: Please don't be such a carnist.
John: But I like BACON. What's a carnist anyway?
Mary: Someone who thinks that animals are meant to be eaten and feels no remorse for it.